Thursday, September 26, 2013

100 Thousand Poets | Musicians for Change is on the rise THIS WEEKEND!




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100 Thousand Poets | Musicians for Change is here!

This weekend, over 500 events in over 100 countries takes place simultaneously, creating the largest POETRY READING in the world! The grassroots movement, founded in Santa Rosa, CA, launching the question into cyberspace,  "can I get 100 thousand poets for change? do people want change?".  That query was answered with a loud YES from the people!
Here we are at year 3 since its inception... the world wants change as collective community! There are no borders, lines creating fictitious boundaries on the land... we are all brother and sister human being. 

That's the beauty of life. We exist, therefore, we can help each other in our collective advocacy for change.  Thank you to Stanford University for archiving our efforts around the world and solidifying the legacy of this movement!

The Los Angeles Poet Society will launch 2 events this weekend! Details below!


(LA 100 TPC flyer designed by Juan Cardenas)


Saturday, September 28th, Noon - 8pm at Beyond Baroque, Venice, CA
Location: 681 Venice Blvd. Venice, CA

Admission: $5 donation asked at the door; however we will not turn anyone away. Your donation helps make this event possible!


(LA  Venice 100 TPC flyer designed by Juan Cardenas)

Schedule of Performers:

TimeOn Schedule
NoonIntroduction by Richard Modiano and Jessica Wilson, Jessica Wilson
1215Youth Poets
1230Norman Molesko (feature)
1245Eric John Priestly (feature)
1pmJames Berkowitz  , Don Kingfisher Campbell, Janie Fried
115Eleanor Goldfield Swede of the Rooftop Revolutionaries!, Tairy Barrie, Sean Hill
130Crystal Lane Swift, Rich Ferguson
145Richard Modiano (feature)
2pmAMY UYEMATSU (Headlining feature)
215AMY UYEMATSU
230Gregory Bell, Jefeffrey Alan Rochlin, Mary Mann
245Shaya Threats (Music feature)
3pmPete Justus, Will West, Anthony Rogers "No One"
315Just Kibbe, Bill Friday, Matt Sedillo
330Michael Ian Churchman, VLM (Vachelle McFarland), Antonieta Villamil
345Juan Cardenas (Music feature)
4pmConney Williams
415Laurel Ann Bogen (feature)
430Heather Parker,  Joe Gardner, Amanda Reyna
445Jerry Della Salla, Nelson Alburquenque (MUSICIAN)
5pmWill Alexander (American Book Award winner feature)
515Julio the Conga Poet (Music feature)
530Radomir Luza, V Lazaro Zamora, Lynne Bronstein
545Pam Ward (feature)
6pmAntonieta Villamil presents 100 Mil Poetas por el Cambio!
615Spanish Poets
630Spanish Poets
645Spanish Poets
7pmSpanish Poets
715Spanish Poets
730Spanish Poets
745Closing , Jessica Wilson, Juan Cardenas
ClosingFINITO

Become involved in the fun!
  • Chalk the Walks of Beyond Baroque!
  • Bring your favorite dish to the POTLUCK in the Poets Garden!

  • Donate a blanket and lay it out on the lawn of Beyond Baroque in a Picnic for Peace! Donations will be washed by the Los Angeles Poet Society and donated to the homeless of Venice Beach!

  • POETRY FLASH MOB! We'll be making protest signs on the lawn! Also we want to capture your voices and make a list of all the things you want to CHANGE! We'll compile these to add to our archive for Los Angeles!

6-8pm will be our Spanish segment hosted by Antonieta Villamil: 100MIL POETAS POR EL CAMBIO!

ORGANIZER: Antonieta Villamil. MÚSICOS: Ángela Roa, Joe Cumbé.
POETS: Emilia Chuquín, Dora Magaña, Carolina Rivera, Carmen Rojas Larrazábal, María Guardado, Marina Moncada, Rosanna Perez, Flor De Té, Marcela Urrutia, Raúl Arredondo, Oxc Lebrán, Roberto Leni, David Mangas, Celerino Hernández, Dukardo Hinestrosa, Leonardo Ibáñez, Ricardo Ventura, Valentín González, Julio Rodríguez (The Conga Poet), Joseph Sarria, Iván Figueroa, Mauricio Campos, Alejandro Molina, Jorge Richezet (George Aztlán), Virgilio González, Pedro Sánchez.

EL EVENTO GLOBAL DE 2013 ES EL 28 DE SEPTIEMBRE
Más de 150 ciudades representando más de 100 países se han apuntado para ser parte de esta iniciativa global a través de lecturas de poesía, conciertos, recitales y más! Somos una comunidad de base que reúne poetas, artistas, músicos, y comunidad para exigir cambios en el medio ambiente, sociales y políticos, en el marco de la paz y el desarrollo sostenible. En este momento en que peligra la vida de muchas especies, entre ellas la humana insistimos en la sensibilización, en la humanización a través de la poesía y el arte testimonial de conciencia.
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ANTONIETA VILLAMIL: www.antonietavillamil.blogspot.com
BIOGRAFÍA Y CV EN ESPAÑOL:
SHORT BIO AND CV IN ENGLISH:

SOLUNA EN BOSQUE DE ANTONIETA VILLAMIL
GANA EL 14TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL LATINO BOOK AWARD 2012
EN LA CATEGORÍA DE MEJOR LIBRO DE POESÍA EN LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS:

ANTONIETA VILLAMIL IN THE COCUMENTARY “VOICES IN WARTIME”:
VIDEO BILINGÜE/BILINGUAL VIDEO
ANTONIETA VILLAMIL AT THE 2012 SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL POETRY FESTIVAL:


Sunday, September 29th, 2-6pm at Bob's Espresso Bar, North Hollywood, CA
Location: 5251 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91601

Admission is free! 
Buy a drink at Bob's and help support the headquarters for 100 TPC | TMC, North Hollywood!


(LA NoHo 100 TPC flyer designed by Juan Cardenas)


Schedule of Performers:

TimePerformer
2pmWelcome from the NoHo Salon (Radomir Luza and Jessica Wilson, hosts)
215Radomir Vojtech Luza
230Judy Barrat, Beverly Collins, Sean Hill
245Dorian (musician)
3pmMary Mann
315Jessica Wilson
330Nelson Alburquenque (musician)
345Juan Cardenas (musician)
4pmCklara Moradian
415The Whale (musician)
430Shaya Threats (vocalist)
445Rolando Ortiz, Matt Sedillo
5pmJulio the Conga Poet (musician)
515Apryl Skies
530Poppas Kitchen (musician)
545Poppas Kitchen
6pmPoppas Kitchen


Sponsors
Bob's Espresso Bar Caza de Poesia  Occupy Venice!

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Please feel free to spread the word, share this link, and help promote the event!


ALL readings will be live-streamed and recorded for viewing at the following channel: Live Feed/U-Stream: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/the-poet-s-soapbox 


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About the Los Angeles Poet Society

Founded in 2010, the Los Angeles Poet Society, (LAPS), was by raised by East LA born Poet, Jessica M. Wilson. The mission of the LAPS is to create a bridge, fusing the communities of Los Angeles and Southern California Poets, poetry organizations, Writer groups, booksellers, publishers, literary enthusiasts and supporters into a unified social and literary network.

Our Mission

The focal point of LAPS is to network and publicize the events and achievements of its members. LAPS also organizes and promotes events, pulling from within its own community, to create and sustain Los Angeles’ literary anchor.


Membership into the Los Angeles Poet Society is always FREE. If you want to become a member, please sign up here: https://losangelespoetsociety.centraldesktop.com/thelaps/doc/22434191/w-LosAngelesPoetSocietyMemberSurvey


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Join the Los Angeles Poet Society


Let us be your bridge to Los Angeles Poetics! 

Click HERE for your dip on in!
#publishers
#poets
#writers
#performancepoets
#spokenword
#readings

 plus MORE!


Write Now!



-- 
Join the Los Angeles Poet Society


Let us be your bridge to Los Angeles Poetics! 

Click HERE for your dip on in!
#publishers
#poets
#writers
#performancepoets
#spokenword
#readings

 plus MORE!


Thank you,
Jessica M. Wilson

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Thank you for entering the 2013 Summer Poetry Contest!

Summer is a wrap and so is the 2013 LAPS Summer Poetry Contest... 

Good news is, now one of you can win! The prize is to be determined, and so is the winner...

This is just to say THANK YOU FOR ENTERING, to ALL of you!



~~~ Thank you for supporting poetry!
Los Angeles Poet Society

Flutist, Vocalist, Poet: Juan Cardenas features at Writer Wednesdays!


Juan Cardenas at Venice Beach: 18th and Windward


He's a Spanish Vocalist... a Spanish Language Poet, Intoxicating Flutist, purifying soul...
Juan has been a Musician for more than a decade, his major influences go from Jimi Hendrix, Robert Johnson, Ella Fitgerald, Duke Ellington, Otis Redding, The Doors, and Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouak, Federico Garcia Lorca and more. Get ready for fusion of Beat Poetry and psychedelic Music!

Juan is also the Vice President for the Los Angeles Poet Socety, supporting a NEW Spanish segment, La Sociedad de Poetas de Los Angeles!  Juan is currently training to be a certified Poet Teacher with California Poets in the Schools!

9/25/13 is Writer Wednesday!Catch the show at Bob's Espresso Bar in North Hollywood!

Experience the creativity swelling inside the chest of the NoHo Arts District! 

Catch the open mic all night long!!! 5 minutes max. All creative genres are welcome!Grab the best coffee in NOHO! ♥

7-9:30pm
5251 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91604

Juan Cardenas, San Francisco, September 2013


Facebook Invitation: https://www.facebook.com/events/215119355322664/

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Announcing 100 Thousand Poets | Musicians for Change - Los Angeles, 2013!!!



100TPC.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 


Massive Global Movement Gives Voice to Local Issues
through Music, Art, Photography, Poetry, Mime and More
Over 550 Events Planned in 100 Countries for
100 Thousand Poets for Change

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Dear Friends and Writers,

The Los Angeles Poet Society is proud to organize the 3rd Annual 100 Thousand Poets for Change event in Los Angeles, CA!

100 Thousand Poets for Change is a global movement, grassroots in origin, spreading the message of truths in the need for change. As a planet we come together at the local level, organize our masses and show that we are not going to sit idle while our world seeps and weeps for change. 

(From the official press release by 100TPC Headquarters):

– September 28, 2013 marks the third annual global event for 100 Thousand Poets for Change, a grassroots organization that brings communities together to call for environmental, social, and political change within the framework of peace and sustainability. An event that began primarily with poet organizers, 100 Thousand Poets for Change has grown into an interdisciplinary coalition with year round events which includes musicians, dancers, mimes, painters and photographers from around the world.

Local issues are still key to this massive global event as communities around the world raise their voices on issues such as homelessness, global warming, education, racism and censorship,through concerts, readings, lectures, workshops, performances and other actions. But these locally focused events have taken on a more continuous and expansive form through the new disciplines represented this year. More and more organizers and participants of the one day, annual event are making plans to continue their actions after September 28. Many have formed groups in their cities that will continue to work year round towards the goals their community seeks.

“Peace and sustainability are major concerns worldwide, and the guiding principles for this global event,” said Michael Rothenberg, Co-Founder of 100 Thousand Poets for 
Change. “We are in a world where it isn't just one issue that needs to be addressed. A common ground is built through this global compilation of local stories, which is how we 
create a true narrative for discourse to inform the future.”  --



Los Angeles will hold 2 events, including over 50 Poets and Musicians for Change, including:

Amy Uyematsu
Richard Modiano
Laurel Ann Bogen
Eric Priestly
Poppas Kitchen [official band of Fast Times at Ridgemont High star, "Mike Damone", Bob Romanus] 
Will Alexander
Pam Ward
Creative Aging Activist and Poet, Norman Molesko
Eleanor Goldfield Swede of The Rooftop Revolutionaries
Julio the Conga Poet
Antonieta Villamil


Beyond Baroque in Venice, CA will hold events on September 28th, from 12pm to 8pm and will include:



  • --- Marathon poetry reading for Change voicing issues on: homelessness, prison system, judicial system, ageism  environmentalism, naturalism, social consciousness, immigration, discrimination, & more!


        --- PICNIC for PEACE on the Beyond Baroque lawn! We are asking for blanket donations to decorate the lawn! All donated blankets will be washed and given to the homeless of Venice Beach. 

        --- CHALK the WALKS of Beyond Baroque! Get your art on and be creative, share your message for CHANGE!

       --- 100 Mil Poetas por el Cambio! A Spanish segment hosted by Antonieta Villamil


      --- PLUS! Poetry Potluck in the Poet's Garden! Bring your favorite treat and enjoy some of ours!

$5 donation at the door. All proceeds will go to Beyond Baroque and assist in funding the Technical Equipment for the event. 

100 Thousand Poets | Musicians for Change will be live-streaming and recorded for later viewing on: www.ustream.tv/channel/the-poet-s-soapbox  Be sure to tune in!

100 Thousand Poets for Change is a Global Movement, recognized as the largest Poetry reading in the WORLD and archived by Stanford University's LOCKSS program.


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100 Mil Poetas por el Cambio! Organized and hosted by Antonieta Villamil!


ANTONIETA VILLAMIL: www.antonietavillamil.blogspot.comLA POESÍA FÉSTIVAL: www.lapoesiafestival.blogspot.com


BIOGRAFÍA BREVE Y CV COMPLETO EN ESPAÑOL: 

SHORT BIO AND COMPLETE CV IN ENGLISH: 

SOLUNA EN BOSQUE DE ANTONIETA VILLAMIL GANA EL 14TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL LATINO BOOK AWARD 2012 EN LA CATEGORÍA DE MEJOR LIBRO DE POESÍA EN LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS: 

ANTONIETA VILLAMIL, POETRY AND SONG WITH A STRONG SOCIAL MESSAGE: 

VIDEO OF ANTONIETA “VOICES IN WARTIME”: 
VIDEO BILINGÜE. ANTONIETA AT THE 2012 SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL POETRY FESTIVAL: 




Bob's Espresso Bar (owned by Robert "Bob" Romanus)in North Hollywood, CA will hold events on September 29th, from 2pm to 6pm and will include words from poets and musicians for change, to include:

Poppas Kitchen [official band of Fast Times at Ridgemont High star, "Mike Damone", Bob Romanus] 
Cklara Moradian
Apryl Skies
Mary Mann
Radomir V. Luza
Jessica Wilson
Judy Barrat
Amanda Reyna 
The Whale
Juan Cardenas

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100 Thousand Poets | Musicians for Change will be live-streaming and recorded for later viewing on: www.ustream.tv/channel/the-poet-s-soapbox  Be sure to tune in!

100 Thousand Poets for Change is a Global Movement, recognized as the largest Poetry reading in the WORLD and archived by Stanford University's LOCKSS program.

OFFICIAL 100 THOUSAND POETS | MUSICIANS FOR CHANGE - LOS ANGELES page: http://www.100tpcmedia.org/100TPC2012/2013/05/jessica-wilson-los-angeles-2013/



About the Los Angeles Poet Society

Founded in 2010, the Los Angeles Poet Society, (LAPS), was by raised by East LA born Poet, Jessica M. Wilson. The mission of the LAPS is to create a bridge, fusing the communities of Los Angeles and Southern California Poets, poetry organizations, Writer groups, booksellers, publishers, literary enthusiasts and supporters into a unified social and literary network.

Our Mission

The focal point of LAPS is to network and publicize the events and achievements of its members. LAPS also organizes and promotes events, pulling from within its own community, to create and sustain Los Angeles’ literary anchor.


Membership into the Los Angeles Poet Society is always FREE. If you want to become a member, please sign up here: https://losangelespoetsociety.centraldesktop.com/thelaps/doc/22434191/w-LosAngelesPoetSocietyMemberSurvey



-- 
Join the Los Angeles Poet Society


Let us be your bridge to Los Angeles Poetics! 

Click HERE for your dip on in!
#publishers
#poets
#writers
#performancepoets
#spokenword
#readings

 plus MORE!


Write Now!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Jessica Wilson featuring at La Palabra at Avenue 50 Studios!

SUNDAY September 22nd, 2-4pm at Avenue 50 in Echo Park, CA...  Hear La Palabra!





Super duper excited to be invited to read at La Palabra, hosted by Luivette Resto, the bomb-ass Puerto Ricana Poet! ♥

I hope to see some amigos there for love and support and to join in the open mic!

Also performing are Poets, Juan Delgado and Li Yun Alvarado!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

To No One

To No One

I feel so lost…
and empty
and lonely.
Not feeling this world; 
how they shape your mind
to make you believe that you need to be somebody to somebody, 
to be somebody.

Society leads you to water,
asks you for a quarter to stare at it to see your reflection,
asks you for a dollar to taste it,
$1.50 to drink from it,
and $5 to take some home with you.

Water flows free.
Of the land, 
within the land,
to feed the beings of the land.
Well, wasn’t that us?

Or was that to no one,
who was staring down into the water,
asking the sun if it would take a nickel
for a little warmth on the skin?

Of a no one, born to the land 
of earth and water,
rock and soil,
to attempt to forge humanity
in a land of hungry dreams
and debutante balls.
More silicone for the pushin’: technology, Barbie Dolls, prosthetic --
admired for their unnatural presence.

Fallacy to replace bodily.
Dollars to replace rocks.
Savings to scrape up 
only to be able to burry your bones.
So to return to the earth as no one,
but a spec of brown powder,
recycled stardust on an planet
empty of heart.

~ Jessica M. Wilson

100 Thousand Poets for Change - Spring Forward in Santa Rosa, CA


Jessica Wilson giving a reading as a part of 100 Thousand Poets for Change, Spring Forward Festival in Santa Rosa, CA -- the birthplace of 100TPC.


Representing LOS ANGELES, California, USA!


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